[Action Alert] •
Within days, government can begin turning wide stretches of the Antarctic ocean into the world's largest marine sanctuary, saving the habitat of whales, penguins, and thousands of other polar species from industrial fishing fleets. But they won't act unless we speak out now.

Most countries support this, but Russia, South Korea, and a few others are threatening to vote it down. This week, a small group of negotiators will meet to come to a decision. 

A big enough call to action can help secure a deal to protect over 6 million square kilometers of the Antarctic ocean. 

Let's change the negotiators' minds with a massive wave of public pressure. Avaaz will surround the meeting with hard-hitting ads, and deliver our message.

It's up to us to defend the whales and penguins that can't speak for themselves. Sign and share this urgent petition.


Image by Vassil Tzvetanov, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.